7 Cheapest Bars On The Las Vegas Strip To Get Your Drink On

By Elle
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If you’re on the hunt for bars on the Las Vegas Strip that won’t leave you broke by the end of the night… it’ll be hard to do. I mean, just pick any hotel on the Strip. Now look at the price. Chances are, they’re astronomical.

When it comes to cheap bars on the Strip, we’ll be honest. You won’t have too much to choose from, but the ones that DO exist are gems in their own right!

We’ve done a ton of research (and garnered a lot of word-of-mouth spots from our UNLV friends) to bring you this list of the best budget-friendly and cheap bars on the Las Vegas Strip that don’t suck! Yes, these ones actually make good drinks, not watered-down ones!

Before we dive into the list, we’ll let you in on a secret: Las Vegas restaurants and bars take their Happy Hours seriously. Visiting a restaurant/bar during their happy hours is a great way to snag some really great deals on drinks! We’ve included a few fantastic happy hours below for you too.

Note: As businesses change how they operate from time to time, be sure to check their individual websites for the latest specials and operating hours.


Casino Royale

Casino Royale Best Western Plus
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Best Western Plus Casino Royale is probably going to be your best bet for cheap drinks on the Strip. You’ll find their iconic drink specials at the casino bar — and they’re easily the best priced drinks on The Strip! For example, you can get a 12oz beer for only $3!

For almost two decades, Casino Royale was offering bottled beer for just $1 any time of the day. Unfortunately, this price has since risen —it’s now $3, which is still a steal!

In terms of the cocktail drinks, expect a heavy pour here. It’s quite literally the opposite of watered down.

Before or after getting your drinks in, stop in to one of the only White Castles in the West for a world-famous slider or have yourself a thick juicy steak at the Outback Steakhouse.

They also have a Fat Tuesday here, the absolute best spot to grab yourself a cheap frozen drink right before taking a stroll on the Las Vegas Strip. If you want to feel a bit more than tipsy, they offer you the option to add a shot(s) to your daiquiris for an extra dollar a shot. Cheap drunkenness, gotta love it!

Location: Best Western Plus Casino Royale (3411 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109)

Margaritaville

Margaritaville Flamingo Hotel

Embrace the laid-back island vibes at Margaritaville (inside the Flamingo Hotel and Casino), best known for its relaxed atmosphere, complete with swaying palm trees, live music, and, of course, an extensive menu of refreshing margaritas!

Margaritaville runs a smashing good Happy Hour special that’s hard to beat because Happy Hour is all day every day! You can indulge in $7 margaritas, $7 well drinks, $7 draft beers, and more.

Even though Margaritaville is known for and named after margaritas, they are family friendly so they allow all ages all the time.

Location: Flamingo Hotel and Casino

Flights

Flights Miracle Mile Shops
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The famous FLIGHTS restaurant has landed at Miracle Mile Shops and it’s ready to take your taste buds on the trip of a lifetime. FLIGHTS is best known for serving everything in threes, including brunch, lunch, dinner, cocktails and dessert.

Any given time of the day, you’ll be able to get flights of margaritas, mules, beers, old fashioned’s, mojitos, mimosas, bloody mary’s, martinis, frozen daquiris, and wines for $15-24 per flight, which is a pretty good deal as it is. But their Happy Hour is even more special.

Happy Hour is technically all day long, but depending on the hour, something new will be specially priced at 3 for $15.

Come at 3 pm and you’ll find the Margarita Rocks Flights at happy hour pricing at 3 for $15. Come at 8 pm and you’ll find the Martini Flights at happy hour pricing! No matter what time you come, some sort of alcohol will be deeply discounted for you!

Location: Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood

Ocean One Bar & Grille

Ocean One Bar & Grille at Miracle Mile Shops (Planet Hollywood) stands out as a go-to spot for those seeking affordable drinks and wallet-friendly specials. This spot is a game-changer, especially if you’re on the lookout for a budget-friendly watering hole that won’t break the bank.

Let’s talk about the star of the show – the famous 3-for-1 all-day happy hour specials.

Let me repeat that for all of you who didn’t fully digest that. You get 3 cocktails for the price of 1. Cocktails are just $12, meaning each drink backs out to $4!

Since the food isn’t the best here, I’d recommend just getting a light snack here (if you must) and saving your appetite for elsewhere.

Location: Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood

Blondies Sports Bar and Grill

Blondies Sports Bar Las Vegas
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Blondies Sports Bar and Grill is a sports bar on the Strip that features an incredible deal on drinks. Their Happy Hour is the stuff of legends. If you’re in the mood for an all-you-can-drink kind of afternoon, Blondies has your back with an offer that’s almost too good to be true.

Their Happy Hour takes place from 3 pm to 6 pm, Monday through Friday, where you can indulge in all-you-can-drink wells and domestic drafts for a mere $20. Yes, you read that right – twenty bucks for endless wells and drafts.

It’s the kind of deal that makes you do a double-take because, in a city known for extravagant prices, Blondies is turning the game on its head.

Think about it – you can spend the same amount as you would on ONE fancy cocktail at a swanky Las Vegas bar but, instead, you get to enjoy three hours of as many drinks as your belly desires!

And if you’re into sports (hockey, basketball, or football), this is the perfect spot to catch the next big game while sipping on your unlimited wells and drafts.

Location: Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood

Ellis Island Casino and Brewery

Ellis Island Hotel and Brewery
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We’ve said this before and we’ll say it again… Ellis Island is known for its amazing food and drink deals. 

For the drink specials, you’ll want to head to The Front Yard inside Ellis Island.

First off, their beers are brewed onsite, so you’re going to be getting fresh beer from the source! They’re super cheap too, starting at $3-4 for a beer. On Wednesday nights, they offer 50% off wine bottles as part of their Wine Wednesday special.

A lot of people come for the cheap drinks/food and stay for the fun karaoke nights too!

Keep an eye out for the food and drink promos on their website. There’s always something you can take advantage of! For example, at the time of writing, they are offering one free Ellis Island Beer to all U.S. Active-Duty and Veterans.

Location: The Front Yard at Ellis Island Hotel Casino and Brewery

108 Drinks

The STRAT 108 Drinks
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The STRAT offers their Sky High Happy Hour, where breathtaking views, cheap drinks, and discounted bites come together to elevate your experience. Running from 3-7 pm, Monday through Thursday, this all-new happy hour promises good food and strong drinks paired with even better views.

During happy hour, you can take advantage for two-for-one Tower admission access, which is required to get to 108 Drinks. Once you’re inside, pair those vistas views with the perfect libation. ‘Sky High Happy Hour’ features two-for-one cocktails as well as happy hour bites at 108 Eats, conveniently adjacent to 108 Drinks.

Choose from an array of tempting selections, including an artisan cheese plate , house-made hummus served with taro root and sweet potato chips, or baked mozzarella cheese accompanied by crostini and tomato sauce. For those who like both sweet and savory, the bacon-wrapped dates with Boursin cheese, bacon, and spiced jelly are a must-try.

Location: On the 108th floor of The STRAT


Other Places To Find Cheap Bars: Downtown Las Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas, while not quite part of the Strip, is situated only a few miles north of the Strip. The area is anchored by the Fremont Street Experience, featuring historic casinos, hotels, bars, and attractions.

This area is where the locals go for cheap drinks (lots of BOGO deals all night long), cheap dining, cheap(er) gambling, and casual nights out! People who stick to just the Strip would never know such deals existed in Las Vegas!

A few of fun and affordable spots in downtown include:

El Cortez

El Cortez on Fremont Street is like a haven for cheap drink specials. We’ve gone to El Cortez when they were running late-night B1G1 free drinks. Such good times! You can choose from the following:

The Parlour Bar & Lounge – Happy hour is daily from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. $4 Bud Light Draft, $5 Modelo Draft, New Amsterdam Gin, Bacardi Rum, Jim Beam Bourbon. $6 Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Jameson Irish Whiskey, 1800 Tequila.

Ike’s – Ike’s is El Cortez’s newest lounge, offering lounge seating and a sports-viewing area replete with 10 televisions. Happy Hour is daily from 11 pm – 1 am: $4 Bud and Bud Light Draft,  $5 Modelo Draft Beer, New Amsterdam Gin, Bacardi Rum, Jim Beam Bourbon, and $6 Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Jameson Irish Whiskey, 1800 Tequila.

Location: Downtown Las Vegas (600 Fremont St Las Vegas, NV 89101)

Raised By Wolves

Raised by Wolves is one of the newer spots aiming to redefine the downtown Las Vegas experience. They bring the heat every Thursday through Sunday with great music and their legendary $30 Open Bar party.

Their bartenders are the maestros behind the bar, ready to whip up a storm of dope cocktails and pour top-shelf liquors. Ice-cold craft beers? They’ve got those too!

Craving something a bit more bougie? No problem at Raised by Wolves. For just a $45, you can upgrade into the world of premium liquor and add that extra kick to elevate your experience. Because why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary?

Again, that’s $30 for all you can drink basic alcohols or $45 all you can drink premium alcohols!

Location: Downtown Las Vegas on the 2nd floor of Neonopolis (450 Fremont St Fl 2, Ste 251 Las Vegas, NV 89101)

Inspire Nightclub

Inspire in Downtown Las Vegas is another fun place to go out, especially when they have their open bar nights. They’re a lot of fun and make for an affordable night of drinking!

Inspire stands out as a multi-level venue, offering something fun and enticing on every floor. The street-level nightclub provides views of the lively Fremont East bustle. Venture to the second level, and you’ll find a hybrid lounge/nightclub that redefines sophistication. On weekends, the rooftop at Inspire becomes the epicenter of the party!

Now, let’s talk about the real deal – the open bar nights at Inspire. The open bar nights vary by day or time of year. On open bar nights, the cover charge is included and the all-inclusive experience will cost you anywhere from $30 to $40 per person.

Keep tabs on their site for the latest on open bar nights.

Location: 107 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Downtown Grand

Countering the perception that Las Vegas is losing its image as a value destination, Downtown Grand is touting several opportunities for guests to get a good deal.

The deal that’ll pique your interest the most is their hotdog special! That is, you’ll get a Nathan’s Famous hot dog and a draft Pabst Blue Ribbon for $2.

I’ll admit this one’s not entirely considered a ‘bar’ perse, but it is a really cheap spot to snag a hotdog and a beer! The hot dog and beer special is a throwback to a Strip property that once offered a half-pound, 99-cent hot dog, and we are so in support of that.

The cart is open from 11am to 6pm.

Address: 206 N 3rd St, Las Vegas, NV 89101


Other Ways To Get Cheap Drinks On The Las Vegas Strip

Play games on the casino floor

While it’s important to gamble responsibly, many casinos offer free drinks to players who are sitting there playing slots, table games, etc.

A hostess may come up to you and ask if you’d like anything to drink. Most of the time, the drinks are on the house.

Make sure to check with the casino about their drink policies for players. Some may charge, while others will bring them to you free of charge (but do remember to tip).

Make your own drinks in your room

Go to your nearest ABC Store, Walgreens, or CVS to buy wine, beer, and hard alcohol, as well as any chasers or mixers you’d want to make drinks in your room.

Whenever we’re visiting Vegas with large groups, we hardly ever go to bars — we just drink in the rooms together! This will save you a fat chunk of change.

Look for happy hour specials

Many bars offer discounted drinks during specific hours, usually in the late afternoon or early evening. Here are some examples of happy hours offered at restaurants on the Strip:

Canaletto (The Venetian): Happy Hour is every day from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm with $10 appetizers, $7 wine, and $8 cocktail drinks.

Sugarcane Raw Bar and Grill (The Venetian): Happy Hour is Sunday through Thursday 3pm – 6pm | 10pm to close. $7 beers, $8 cocktails and wine.

High Roller Observation Wheel (The Linq): Happy Hour is Monday through Thursday from 4:00 pm to midnight | Friday through Sunday from noon to midnight. You get an open bar during the full 30-minute rotation of the observation wheel for ~$62!

One really fun Happy Hour that’s slightly off-Strip is Golden Tiki, where you can get certain tiki drinks for just $8.

Join a loyalty program or look for casino coupons

Joining a casino’s loyalty program can sometimes earn you complimentary drinks or discounted prices. Keep an eye out for coupons or promotions provided through these programs.

You can also join programs like myVEGAS, which partners with MGM Resorts to bring you real-life rewards such as comped rooms, food coupons, drink coupons, and more.

About The Author - Elle
About the author

My name is Elle and I'm a travel blogger based in California. I love helping people plan trips and create unique itineraries based on their interests and their budgets. I'm a huge fan of outdoor adventures and doing off-the-beaten-path things in Las Vegas (and around the world too)!